House holds moment of silence for NYC attack victims – The Hill

The House on Thursday held a moment of silence to honor the victims of Tuesday’s terrorist attack in New York City.

Of the eight people killed, two were American, five were from Argentina and one was from Belgium.

Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old native of Uzbekistan, is accused of driving a rented truck through a bike path in lower Manhattan on Tuesday, killing eight people and wounding nearly a dozen others. Saipov was shot in the abdomen, arrested and taken to an area hospital.

He has been charged with providing material support to a terrorist group.

Saipov told investigators he “felt good about what he had done,” and asked to display an Islamic State in Iraq and Syria flag in his hospital room.

President Trump weighed in on the attack in recent days, first calling for Saipov to be sent to the Guantanamo Bay detention center, then saying he should get the death penalty.


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